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Canada to hold conference over jihadist fears

2015-05-21 13:38

Canada is to hold a national conference to discuss ways of preventing young people from pursuing jihadism following the arrest of 10 youths attempting to join ISIS.

Al Jazeera journalist sues employer for $100m

2015-05-11 18:34

An Al Jazeera television journalist on trial in Egypt has filed a lawsuit in a Canadian court accusing his employer of negligence and has demanded $100m in compensation.

Left turn in oil-rich Alberta stuns energy industry

2015-05-06 23:22

The NDP is expected to be less accommodative of the energy industry and its Alberta oil sands operations, the target of heavy environmental criticism.

6.1 magnitude earthquake hits British Columbia

2015-04-24 22:41

6.1 magnitude earthquake has hit British Columbia's north coast but no initial damage reported.

Adventurous raccoon makes 58-storey climb

2015-04-18 07:16

A death-defying raccoon has caused a sensation in Toronto for climbing a crane about 213m up a downtown skyscraper.

Fire breaks out at deep-water terminal in Canada

2015-04-17 13:58

Dark, smelly smoke from a fire at a deep-water port billowed over the town of Squamish, forcing officials to ask residents to stay indoors.

Mexico groups ask UN to list Monarch reserve as in danger

2015-04-15 16:57

Activists from Mexico, the US and Canada are asking the UN World Heritage Committee to include the Monarch butterfly wintering reserve on a list of sites considered in danger.

Cops probe death of Kate the goose

2015-04-08 20:52

Canadian police launched an investigation into the shooting death of a goose named after the Duchess of Cambridge that has left the bird's mate William and local townsfolk heartbroken.

Canada glaciers to shrink 70% by 2100

2015-04-06 22:44

The glaciers of western Canada, one of the world's most picturesque mountain regions, are likely to largely melt away over just three generations, scientists say.

Python owner charged in Canadian boys' deaths

2015-03-31 21:25

Canadian federal police have charged the owner of a python in the deaths of two young boys who were asphyxiated by the snake while they slept in 2013.

 

Canada arrests 10 youths for wanting to join ISIS

2015-05-20 07:55

Canadian police arrested 10 youths at Montreal's Trudeau International Airport last weekend after suspecting them of wanting to go to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State group.

Canadian woman gives birth on Japan flight

2015-05-11 08:58

A Canadian woman has given birth aboard a plane to Tokyo after going into labour over the Pacific Ocean, a spokesperson for Air Canada says, an event the baby's father described as 'completely unexpected'.

Canadian PM visits Iraq as bomb attacks kill 13

2015-05-02 17:28

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has made a surprise visit to Iraq pledging to continue its support for the country's battle against ISIS.

Five dead in apparent Canadian murder-suicide

2015-04-22 22:21

A woman and three children under the age of nine have been found dead along with their alleged killer in an apparent murder-suicide in Canada's western plains.

Snap, crackle, pop: Study reveals secret behind knuckle-cracking

2015-04-17 14:55

Researchers say they have settled the issue of what occurs inside knuckles to trigger the familiar popping sound, thanks to magnetic resonance imaging experiments that they jokingly dubbed the 'pull my finger study'.

2 Canadian teens in court over 'terrorism' threat

2015-04-16 08:03

Two Canadian students have appeared in a Montreal court over fears they were plotting to commit crimes related to "terrorism", a report says.

3 stabbed in Vancouver, suspect killed by police

2015-04-10 16:10

Officers have shot and killed a man after three people were stabbed outside a church in the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood, investigators say.

H5 bird flu found on Canada turkey farm

2015-04-07 18:29

Two turkey farms in Canada have been placed under quarantine after H5 bird flu was detected in one of them.

Canadian envoy ex-husband says son killed in US

2015-04-02 09:16

An alleged drug deal gone bad ended in a gun battle that left the teenage son of a Miami-based Canadian diplomat dead and a younger son under arrest.

Canada votes for air strikes on ISIS in Syria

2015-03-31 08:07

Canadian lawmakers have voted to extend a campaign of airstrikes against ISIS and for the first time strike at them in Syria as well as in Iraq.

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